Heaven’s Club, featuring members of Deafheaven, have announced their debut album ‘Here There And Nowhere,’ which is out September 27 via Profound Lore. The LP teeters between krautrock and new wave. You can listen to Mnemonic, the lead single lifted from the album via YouTube below.
Shiv Mehra isn’t one for basking in the spoils of downtime and open schedules — that’s why he created Heaven’s Club. The Deafheaven guitarist is inching into territory with this project, a hopscotching fusion of contemporary/
Originally a project helmed by Mehra, his vision for Heaven’s Club eventually expanded to his wildly talented circle of friends, namely Deafheaven drummer Dan Tracy, Nadia Kury, Chris Natividad, Ross Peacock and Luis Mayorga.
Recorded at Santo Studios in Oakland, CA, Heaven’s Club producer and engineer Andrew Oswald acts as a seventh member and brings rich texture and nuance to Mehra’s vision. Achieving a precious balance between potent urgency and diaphanous atmospheres, Heaven’s Club pulls melody from tension. From the haunting harmonies of proto-ballad Godiva and the guitar-fueled rumination of Mother to the Elliott Smith-influenced, the acoustic end-of-days anthem of album closer Strange Times, ‘Here There and Nowhere’ runs the gamut of genre and sound.
“Heaven’s Club is the fog of memory and insubstantial fantasy,” Mehra says of the project. “The songs reside in the liminal space between love and the end of suffering. They reach toward an ambiguous desire for peace — a deeply felt longing.”
‘Here There and Nowhere’ tracklisting
3. Alone In Dresden
4. Great Grief
5. Here There and Nowhere
7. The Frail
9. Strange Times
‘Here There and Nowhere’ will be released via Profound Lore on September 27.